Michigan COVID-19 case numbers near 54K, UP at 108

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UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. (WLUC) - COVID-19 coronavirus cases are still increasing in Michigan, though many recoveries have been reported.

As of Friday, May 21, cases in Michigan were up to 53,913 an increase of 403 new cases over Thursday's numbers. The death rate in Michigan is at 5,158 total, with 29 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

In the Upper Peninsula, case numbers are at 108, including two Michigan Department of Corrections cases. There have also been 15 deaths reported.

The only new cases in the U.P. were in Luce County and Marquette County. That brings Luce County's total to four cases, zero deaths, and one recovery of an MDOC case. Marquette is at 53 cases, ten deaths, and at least 34 recoveries.

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Though cases are still increasing, there are people recovering. For all of Michigan, the recovered COVID-19 cases is at 28,234, as of Friday, May 15. Those numbers are updated weekly, on Saturday, with numbers through Friday.

In Upper Michigan, there are also people recovering. As of 3:15 p.m. on Friday, May 21, there are at least 62 recoveries. So far, those numbers reported by health departments are:

Chippewa: 3 (includes MDOC)
Delta: 10 recoveries
Dickinson: 1 recovery
Gogebic: 3 recoveries
Houghton: 2 recoveries
Luce: 1 recovery (MDOC)
Marquette: 34 recoveries
Menominee: 1 recovery

The LMAS District Health Department is also listing seven recoveries in their four counties as of May 14.

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